GBS Update: Friday 11th June 2010

Luke’s outing in the stretch chair yesterday was a visit up to the ward where he will be transferred to, after HDU. He was glad to see where he will be going, and is now looking forward to and is ready for the next stage of recovery when it comes. He was off the ventilator for 2 x 4 hours and 1 x 3 hours yesterday, and the plan for the next couple of days is for him to be off the vent throughout the day and back on at night. Last night he seemed to have coped well with being off the vent for such long periods, and our prayer is that he will continue to thrive.

His right arm is fast catching up with his left, and he was able to fold them across his chest last night, which made us smile. After being ill and paralysed for so long, it seems odd when he starts to do little, normal things and brings much joy to all of us!

So please pray with us over the weekend

1 For Luke’s progress in coming off the ventilator to continue. That he will cope well with being off the vent all day and suffer no ill effects

2 That his BP would not drop, and that the levels of oxygen in his blood would remain at 100% even with prolonged periods off the vent; in other words that he will cope well breathing by himself

3 For increased strength in his arms and for life to return to his legs, and feet in particular. His shoulders also have become quite stiff, please pray for them to loosen which will help in him being able to lift his arms properly

4 Thank our Mighty God, for His awesome works of power in all of our lives. He is not a God who stands distant and remote from us, but longs to be intimately involved in our lives, and we are so grateful

‘Fear the Lord your God and serve Him. Hold fast to Him and take your oaths in His name. He is your praise; He is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.’ Deuteronomy 10:20-21

We are seeing His great and awesome works unfold before our eyes, as He brings healing to our son. Thank you for partnering with us, our God is mighty in His power, and unfailing in His love.

Our next update will be on Monday, unless there is something significant to update before then. You have been and are amazing, faithful friends – and we thank you!

With our love

Gary and Debbie

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